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Vocal Score - the Mikado Or the Town of Titipu - Arrangement for Pianoforte by George Lowell Tracy of Boston Usa of the Above Named Opera by W S Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan

Chappell & Co., London
1st printing. 4to in gilt edged full dark red limp leather, Arthur Sullivan signature stamp to title-page, 152pp. Cast list of the first Savoy performance on verso of title-page. Name of 19th century owner 'Minnie Little' in gilt letterering to front cover. Plus sewn in small press advert for an 1889 performance of the Mikado with Frederick Federici, Courtice Pounds et al.
VERY GOOD- a clean and tight unmarked copy (2 inch loss to top edge of spine, slight wear to cover corner tips and bottom edge of spine, pages slightly tanned but otherwise very clean, tight and unmarked)
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The Sorcerer - An Original Modern Comic Opera in Two Acts (Piano Score)

Metzler & Co., London
Leather Binding. 4to in contemporary, gilt ruled full dark blue limp leather covers, gilt lettering to spine, red deckled page-block edges. Sullivan signature stamp to title-page, 76pp, publishers ads at rear. An uncommon early printing
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (few spots of slight shelf rub to cover edges, page-block edges slightly tanned)
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Roger Moore - My Word is My Bond (SIGNED COPY)

Michael O'mara Books, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in light brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 336pp, plates in colour and b/w, index. This copy signed by Roger Moore on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to bottom edge of spine) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Ira Nowinski - A Season At Glyndebourne

Christopher Helm, London
Extra Large 4to. in dark grey cloth, silver lettering to spine. 128pp on thick glossy art paper, mainly finely printed full page b/w photos
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly tanned but otherwise AS NEW price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Astley's Circus - the Story of An English Hussar (SIGNED COPY)

Published by the Author
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 166pp, illustrations in text. This copy inscribed 'With best wishes' and signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
NEW unread and unmarked copy
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Laszlo Sary - Chamber Music for Optional Ensembles - Musical Games, Creative Musical Exercises - Playing Score

Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest
Large 4to folder with 46 leaves (92pp) music scores (collated complete)
Almost AS NEW (cover slightly edge-rubbed)
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David Goode - Blitz Requiem - Full Score

Colin Smythe, Gerrards Cross
Large 4to in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 103pp, complete score with CD of performance by the Bach Choir and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor David Hill) in pocket at rear (as issued)
NEW unread and unmarked copy (CD as new)
1st editionSoftcover
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Withnail and I (SIGNED COPY)

Bloomsbury, London
10th anniversary edition of the screenplay. 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 128pp, with film-stills. This copy signed by Bruce Robinson on the front fly leaf (no other inscriptions). Signed copies of this, or any, edition of Withnail are scarce.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy
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Peter Maxwell Davies - Notes From A Cold Climate - Antarctic Symphony No 8

Browns, London
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed boards, 152pp, colour plates, etc. No. 632 of 1500 copies
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unmarked copy
1st editionHardcover
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Inside Conducting

University of Rochester Press, New York
Large 8vo in black cloth, silver lettering to spine. 268pp, musical examples in text, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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John Cage - Writer - Selected Texts

Cooper Square Press
Large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 281pp
A well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very slight sunning to spine and rear cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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Bela Bartok Letters

Faber & Faber, London
Thick, heavy 8vo. in dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 466pp, plates, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned and faintly foxed) in FINE complete Dust Jacket which has been very neatly laminated in fixed clear plastic (faintly creased at spine ends, but still looks fine)
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The Prince the Showgirl and Me - the Colin Clark Diaries (SIGNED COPY)

Harper Collins, London
8vo in white faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 218pp, plates, index. Filmed twice, once by the BBC and later by Simon Curtis with Eddie Redmayne. This copy signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions) and is from the collection of Charles Spencer Brown who amassed one of the largest UK collections of film books and memorabilia, it has his bookplate to the front paste-down end-paper and the rear blank fly-leaf.
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves, very slight faint shelf rub to spine ends) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket. A nice copy
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Otto Klemperer - His Life and Times - Volume 2 1933 - 1973

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Heavy, large 8vo. in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 486pp, plates, index, discography etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Camille Saint-Saens and the French Solo Concerto From 1850 to 1920

Scolar Press, London
Large 8vo in tan faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 341pp, musical examples in text bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (spine very slightly faded) in a spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The History Boys - the Film

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 107pp. Includes Bennett's diary kept during filming, full shooting script and 40 colour photos.
An AS NEW unread copy in and AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Trevor Howard - A Gentleman and A Player (SIGNED COPY)

Muller, Blond & White, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 280pp, plates, index, filmography etc. Inscribed and signed by the author (as Vivienne) on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions).
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Maria - Beyond the Callas Legend (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in brown boards, gilt lettering to spine, 329pp, plates, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Arianna Stassinopoulos on the title-page plus a loosely inserted note on her headed paper to the recipients indicating this is a pre-publication copy.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends, top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Peter Hall Directs Antony and Cleopatra

Methuen, London
1st printing. Large Octavo size (8vo). 176pp, plates, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket . An excellent copy
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Opening Doors and Windows - A Memoir in Four Acts (SIGNED COPY)

History Press, Stroud
Large 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 185pp, plates. This copy signed by the author on the title-page (no other inscriptions). PLUS loosely inserted press release and book launch party invite for this book
NEW unread copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The History Boys - the Film

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 107pp. Includes Bennett's diary kept during filming, full shooting script and 40 colour photos.
NEW unread copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Reel Politics - American Political Movies From Birth of A Nation to Platoon

Basil Blackwell, New York and Oxford
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 244pp, plates, filmography, index
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread copy (hint of age toning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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La Guitarra Espanola / the Spanish Guitar (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York October 1 1991 - January 5 1992 / Museo Municipal, Madrid 20 Febrero - 12 Abril 1992)

Opera Tres Ediciones Musicales, Madrid
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 210pp, colour plates, etc. Dual text in Spanish and English
FINE, a very clean and tight unmarked copy (speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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Kate Bush - the Whole Story (SIGNED BY CO-AUTHOR)

Sidgwick & Jackson, London
Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 160pp, plates, discography, etc. This copy inscribed and signed by co-author Karen Sullivan on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
A well preserved FINE unmarked very clean and tight copy (pages a little tanned) in a slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Rosa Ponselle - A Centenary Biography

Amadeus Press, Portland
Heavy, large 8vo. in purple cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 494pp, discography, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (slight shelf-rub to spine ends) in a moderately spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. A very nice copy
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The Biggest Aspidistra in the World - A Personal Celebration of Fifty Years of the Bbc

Bbc, London
1st printing. Large 8vo in green faux leather covered boards, silver lettering to spine, 243pp, bibliography, index
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Gustav Mahler - The Wunderhorn Years - Chronicles and Commentaries

Faber & Faber, London
Thick, large and heavy 8vo. in purple cloth, gilt lettering to spine, black lettering to front cover, 461pp, illustrations and musical examples in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a moderately spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Theatre in Dada and Surrealism

Syracuse University Press, New York
1st printing. Large 8vo in black faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 286pp
A well preserved FINE unmarked very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly edge-nicked VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (two short closed tears to head of spine panel and top edge of rear panel both neatly repaired from verso, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Life and Art - the New Iranian Cinema

National Film Theatre / British Film Institute, London
Large 8vo in photo illustrated stiff card covers, 159pp, illustrations in text, index etc. PLUS various adverts and flyers for Iranian films loosely inserted
An extremely well preserved AS NEW probably unread copy
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Erotic Politics - Desire on the Renaissance Stage

Routledge, London
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 198pp, index
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (tiny slight crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
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